Location: Al Aqsa Basement area accessed through the Men’s Entrance.
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
“Photography, Representation, and Islam” a conversation led by Adab Ibrahim and Lori Waselchuk. We will meet at PPAC at 10:30 AM, then walk to the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society (next door to PPAC), to tour Al-Aqsa. We will view work by Muslim women photographers and talk about the complexities of photography and representation in diverse Muslim cultures.
Opening Day Reception
Saturday 08 April 2017
Time10:00AM – 5:00PM
Cultures at the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq
April 8, 2017 through November 26, 2018
Nimrud. Aleppo. Palmyra. Ebla. These ancient sites and many others in Iraq and Syria have found their way to the top of international news today, as the destruction of cultural heritage becomes both a by-product and a tactic of ongoing war.
This new exhibition, created in conjunction with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, sheds light on the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East by showing what’s at stake—the rich history of the region and the diversity of its people—and what’s being done to prevent the loss of this history and cultural identity. Fascinating ancient art and artifacts from the Penn Museum’s extensive Near East collection tell stories of the cultures of Syria and Iraq through time. Contemporary artwork from Issam Kourbaj, a Syrian artist based in Cambridge, UK, provides an art intervention—a modern-day response to the artifacts and themes. The exhibition features the important work being done by the University of Pennsylvania and Smithsonian Institution in conjunction with individuals and groups in the Middle East to help combat the loss of irreplaceable cultural heritage.
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
16th Annual Playgrounds for Palestine Annual Gala
Come out to support this wonderful event to help build playgrounds in Palestine.
The gala will offer delicious Middle Eastern food, informative presentations about recent installations, silent auction, entertainment, and much more.
4700 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
April 8, 2017 5:30 – 9 pm
Al Aqsa’s Event
Prayer Time: 1:00 p.m.
Board Buses: 1:15 p.m.
Join us for the Pre-walk event for a brief program. We will have a short welcoming program and then give people the opportunity to come into the mosque on the men or women’s prayers to observe the prayers. Walkers are also welcome to join in the prayers if they like. There is also an option to board the buses until we leave the mosque.
Walk or park your cars at Al Aqsa. Two buses will transport people to West Oak Lane where we will be walking, talking, and having a sit-down meal at Masjidullah.
Please check out our website for more information! www.interfaithpeacewalk.org